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  1. Calves of Gold Why will a church change your oil for free?

  2. Calves of Gold Why will a church change your oil for free? Why would a king make two calves of gold? 1 Kgs. 12:25-30

  3. Calves of Gold • Why will a church change your oil for free? • Believe it will attract people to Christ • Don’t believe teaching is enough • Given up on God’s way, Rom. 1:16 • Some churches of Christ mimic this

  4. Calves of Gold • We must maintain faith in God’s way & word • The gospel has power, 1 Cor. 1:18 • Honest hearts will respond • The Kingdom will grow

  5. Calves of Gold True Evangelism Human Wisdom Arguments for the Social Gospel

  6. Calves of Gold True Evangelism • Jesus commanded men to preach the gospel to save the world, Mk. 16:15, 16 • Truth purifies, 1 Pt. 1:22, 23 • Truth begets, Jas. 1:18 • Truth sets free, Jn. 8:32

  7. Calves of Gold True Evangelism • The gospel attracts men to Christ, Jn. 6:44, 45 • Not material things, Jn. 6:22-27 • Not social activities, 1 Cor. 11:22

  8. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  9. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  10. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  11. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  12. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  13. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  14. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  15. Calves of Gold Human Wisdom

  16. Calves of Gold Arguments for the Social Gospel • Plays tell the Bible story in a dramatic way • Dramas in the 1st century, but not the Bible • Women teaching men, 1 Tim. 2:11, 12 • 1st century churches taught the gospel, • 1 Thes. 1:7-9

  17. Calves of Gold Arguments for the Social Gospel • Jesus used food, so can we…kitchen, Jn. 6 • Confirmation of the message, • Mt. 14:14; Acts 2:22 • Refused to provide more, Jn. 6:22-27 • Jesus was not the church, Mt. 16:18

  18. Calves of Gold Arguments for the Social Gospel • Jesus used food, so can we…kitchen, Jn. 6 • If Jesus use of food • authorizes a church kitchen, then… • Healing authorize hospitals, Jn. 5:5-9 • Relaxing authorize resort, Lk. 7:12-15 • Transportation authorize car rental, • Lk. 19:28-35 • Care for the grieving • authorize funeral home, Lk. 7:12-15

  19. Calves of Gold Arguments for the Social Gospel • What’s wrong with it? • What’s right with it, 1 Thes. 5:21; Col. 3:17 • What’s wrong with baptizing babies? • What’s wrong with giving away money • for attending?

  20. Calves of Gold Arguments for the Social Gospel • Food & entertainment • turn attention away from God • and toward man • Worship God, Mt. 4:10; Rev. 22:9 • Stand out from the world, Phil. 2:15, 16 • What happens when pizza is not enough?